About this object

Apedemak was a Nubian lion god worshipped by the Kushite people. He represented royal power and appears on temple walls attacking enemies and giving weapons to the king. This green glazed ceramic wall decoration inlay shows him on top of a crescent moon wearing an Egyptian 'hemhem' crown of ram horns, cobras and feathers. One of several plaques that decorated the lower course of a wall. The back of the object is crudely slipped. Broken and mended. From the 1912/13 excavation season findspot number 195-31(S)

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Meroitic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    1st Century AD
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1913
  • Measurements
    242 mm x 234 mm x 49 mm
  • Note
    Garstang Meroe Photo archive M123 (Garstang Museum of Archaeology, University of Liverpool).
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  • Africa in Antiquity. The Arts of Ancient Nubia and the Sudan volume 2

    Wenig, Steffen

    Author: Wenig, Steffen
    Publisher: The Brooklyn Museum
    Date: 1978
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  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

  • Meroe City An Ancient African Capital John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan Part One: Text

    Török, László

    Author: Török, László
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1997
    Description: Publication of John Garstang's 1909 - 1914 excavations at Meroe city, part of the ancient kingdom of Kush between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD.

  • Meroe City An Ancient African Capital John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan Part Two: Figures and Plates

    Török, László

    Author: Török, László
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1997
    Description: Publication of John Garstang's 1909 - 1914 excavations at Meroe city, part of the ancient kingdom of Kush between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD.

  • Méroé un empire sur le Nil

    Baud, Michel; Sackho-Autissier, Aminata; Labbé-Toutée

    Author: Baud, Michel; Sackho-Autissier, Aminata; Labbé-Toutée
    Publisher: Musée du Louvre
    Date: 2010
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  • 'Third Interim Report on the Excavations at Meroe in Ethiopia' in Liverpool Annals of Archaeology & Anthropology 5, pp. 73-83

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: 1913
    Description:

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